Georgia Tech Preview Capsule

Georgia Tech Preview Capsule

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By The Associated Press=

Georgia Tech

Last season: 21-15, lost in quarterfinals of the NIT

Nickname: Yellow Jackets

Coach: Josh Pastner

Conference: Atlantic Coast.

Who's gone: G Marcus Georges-Hunt, G Adam Smith, F Charles Mitchell, F Nick Jacobs.

Who's back: G Josh Heath. Senior started 21 games and averaged 2.79 assists; F Quinton Stephens. Senior who shot 32 percent from 3-point range; G Tadric Jackson. Junior made one start and scored in double-figures five times; C Ben Lammers. Junior who shot 65.5 percent in limited minutes and led team with 47 blocks.

Who's new: F Kellen McCormick. Graduate transfer shot 42 percent from 3-point range in three seasons at Western Michigan; G/F Jodan Price. Another graduate transfer who started 10 games the last two seasons at Eastern Michigan. F Sylvester Ogbonda. A 6-foot-10 native of Nigeria who redshirted last season.

The Skinny: Taking over after Brian Gregory was fired, Pastner faces a massive rebuilding job at Georgia Tech. He must replace four starters who combined to average 52.3 points and 21.2 rebounds per game as well as forward James White, the team's third-leading rebounder (4.4). The Yellow Jackets haven't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2010 and that doesn't figure to change this season.

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AP College Basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org

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